Tag: activism

A New Documentary About the Killing of Regan Russell, plus World Numbat Day and Updates on the Excelsior 4

Featuring an interview with local activist Roy Sasano, who shares his thoughts in the aftermath of the first face-to-face conversation the Excelsior 4 activists had with a BCSPCA representative since the Meat the Victims event 18 months ago. We also discuss the new documentary from Shaun Monson about the killing of Regan Russell at Fearman’s pig slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario, and share facts about the numbat for World Numbat Day.

Hearts and Minds Transformed by The Game Changers Movie, and Happy Pig Stories

In this show, we discuss how the movie The Game Changers has impacted a non-vegan, a Craigslist pig rescue story, and how Toronto activists led by Marni Jill Ugar were able to connect the owner of restaurant Bacon Nation to compassion for the animals.

Travelling in Italy as a Vegan, and Isa Leshko on Photography as a Powerful Tool for Animal Advocacy

Featuring an interview with artist and writer Isa Leshko on the power of photography in animal activism. Plus, host Elyse shares her experiences travelling in Italy as a vegan.

“Meat The Victims Canada” Activists Expose a Modern Pig Farm in Abbotsford, BC

Interviews with some of the 200 activists who peacefully protested and documented cruelty on a local pig farm. We address some of the comments we have been hearing from farmers, and speak to a former RCMP officer-turned activist about breaking the law to obtain justice.

Is it Possible to be an Environmentalist Without Being Vegan?

Local vegan activists discuss a recent event hosted by UBC, “Hope in the Climate Crisis: Transitioning Our World”, featuring a speech by renowned environmentalist and scientist, David Suzuki. Also, an interview with Professor Daniel Pauly about environmental strategy.

Frank Metivier, “The Vigorous Vegan Vagabond”

Featuring an interview with Frank Metivier, “The Vigorous Vegan Vagabond,” who travels around in his van doing activism for animals.

Mark Hawthorne just released an expanded version of Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism

Interviews with author Mark Hawthorne on his updated book “Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism”, and Dr. Katherine Van Ekert on Lulelumon’s refusal to stop using down in their clothing products.

Activist Brian Brown on Promoting Veganism Over Vegetarianism and Abolitionism Versus Welfarism

Choosing honesty and ethical consistency in our activism messaging.